Auto Accident Case Settles For $90,000
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Is Struck By Car While Riding A Bicycle
Our client, a 35 year old father of two children, was riding his bicycle on his way to work in Key Largo. As he was properly crossing a street in a crosswalk, a nearby vehicle ran a stop sign and struck our client causing him to fall off the bicycle. Our client immediately felt sharp pain in his chest and ribs and was having trouble breathing. Our client was transferred to Mariners Hospital. The hospital diagnosed him with multiple fractures to his ribs and a fracture to his clavicle.
Our Client Begins Treatment
Not knowing where to turn to, our client called the Key Largo Auto Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our firm quickly sent one of our highly qualified attorneys to meet our client at the doctors office. After hiring our firm, our client began a course of physical therapy with a local chiropractor as well as an intense orthopedic regimen with an orthopedic surgeon. An MRI showed multi level herniations up and down our clients cervical and lumbar spine. Despite the recommendation for surgery from the orthopedic doctor, our client decided not to undergo the procedure.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
Because our client opted not to have surgery, our firm had to file a claim based primarily on fractured ribs and a fractured clavicle. Our firm filed a bodily injury claim against GEICO insurance. We sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. The original offer was $40,000. However after a lengthy negotiation process, our firm resolved the case for $90,000!
Our client was absolutely thrilled that we went the extra mile and did not accept the first offer of $40,000 like other attorneys would have done. Our client was super glad that a simple fractured ribs and clavicle case could settle for $90,000.
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